Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common condition affecting 25-50% of people during their lifetime. These issues include pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen, leaking urine from laughing, pain with sex, and pelvic organ prolapse. These issues can be caused by weak or extremely tight muscles, or a combination of both. But, you don’t have to “just live with” any pelvic area symptoms, you can get help.
Pelvic floor therapy encompasses many different types of treatment modalities such as physical manipulation, massage, myofascial release, trigger point muscle relaxation (external and internal), and home exercises. These are just some of the options that can be combined to get your pelvic floor back to its best state of health.
Conditions that can benefit from pelvic floor therapy include
- Urinary leakage and incontinence
- Postpartum recovery
- Cesarean birth recovery
- Pain anywhere in the lower abdomen and pelvic area
- Pain with intercourse
- Sexual trauma
- Low back pain
- Bladder, rectal, or uterine prolapse
- Pelvic heaviness or instability
Pelvic floor therapy addresses the physical, emotional, and energetic aspects of the pelvic floor to help restore balance, strength, and sensation, along with overall well-being in the pelvic region.
At Emerge Natural Health Care we care for each individual based on their individual needs and what will best serve you. Dr. Heidi Codino is certified in Pelvic Floor Therapy and can help you. To schedule an appointment for pelvic floor therapy, call us at (360) 787-3615 to start your journey to health.